Buccaneers give defensive coordinator Todd Bowles a new three-year deal, per report - CBSSports.com

Tom Brady is given a lot of the credit score for turning the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Super Bowl champions, however he could not have accomplished it with out the Bucs’ stout protection. Now, their lead man is receiving a new deal. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Buccaneers have been giving defensive coordinator Todd Bowles a new three-year contract that can have him proceed to be the NFL’s highest-paid defensive coordinator.

Schefter additionally stories that this new deal replaces the previous deal which had one 12 months remaining, and that it does not preclude Bowles from taking a head teaching job — which is nearly actually coming down the road. Bowles is coming into his third season as Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator, and the 2020 marketing campaign was his greatest. The Buccaneers had the No. 1 dashing protection within the league with a median of 80.6 yards allowed per recreation and the No. 6 general protection with a median of 327.1 yards allowed per recreation. Tampa Bay additionally got here in at No. 8 with 22.2 factors allowed per recreation. 

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The Buccaneers’ defensive unit stepped up within the postseason, and particularly in Super Bowl LV. They held the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense to simply 9 factors, as Patrick Mahomes threw for simply 270 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions, whereas additionally being sacked 3 times. He was below fixed duress, which led to a blowout victory for the Bucs. 

Bruce Arians will coach once more in 2021, however there might be a succession plan in place for Bowles to take over ought to he retire subsequent offseason. Bowles has spent 20 years within the NFL, initially getting his break with the New York Jets as a secondary coach in 2000. Apart from a few video games served as an interim head coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2011, he has been a head coach simply as soon as with the Jets — going 24-40 in 4 seasons from 2015-18. The 57-12 months-outdated ought to have one other probability to function a head coach sooner or later, and it is perhaps with the Bucs. 

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